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Questions tagged [storage]

includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space

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Is there a way to selectively sync files/folders in iCloud Drive?

I have a 2TB iCloud storage plan and I'd like to upload a media folder for backup purposes onto Apple's servers without having it automatically download to iCloud Drive on my local SSD. Is there a ...
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Could not find videos taking space on iPhone

I am always running out of space on my iPhone (SE, 64Gb, iOS 12.1.2). I tried to managed everything managed via the "Settings > General > iPhone Storage" but there seems to be some media files I could ...
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Cannot merge back space left by bootcamp

So, I uninstall Windows 10 using Bootcamp, but now I got this 'free storage' space that I cannot merge back again, I've tried everything that's already answered in this forum for this type of ...
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iPhone System Storage over 50 GB

The extremely high system storage is making my phone unusable. What do I do? None of my apps have any storage more than 3.44 GB. When I connect to iTunes it shows like 30 something GB available. It ...
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Can I automatically mark/categorize photos as “uploaded” on iPhone?

I take a lot of photos on my iPhone, and they occupy a significant percentage of my storage space. Many of these photos, however, are eventually uploaded to several services (Facebook, Instagram, ...
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Sharing icloud local storage between users

Context: I prefer to switch the user instead of closing and opening all apps and windows I need for work every day. Therefore I want to set up two users for myself on one machine: one for work and one ...
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About this mac → Storage not showing anything

The storage information is not shown under About this mac → Storage, but the same is available in Disk Utility. I tried to turn my MacBook off and on again, but to no avail. I have a mid 2012 ...
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If I turn off iCloud backups for an app, will it affect it?

I am running low in iCloud storage, so if I turn off backups for certain apps, will it be affected? For example let’s say it’s social media, will the photos or videos be lost?
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Can any of the expansion flash drives for iphone be accessed by applications?

I want to play audio files in speedup player which is an app on my iphone. Can the storage space in any expansion flash drive plugged into the lightning port be accessed directly by the 3rd party app ...
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How can I free up storage on my MacBook Air?

My MacBook Air is out of storage but I can't figure out how to free up storage. I've tried deleting videos and photos but this doesn't change anything. I've also tried deleting videos off iMovie but ...
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If I delete the sound library from GarageBand on my Mac, can I reinstall it later for free?

I have a MacBook Air and it doesn't have very much storage so I want to delete the sound library from garage band (not the whole app, just the sound library). if I do this, will I be able to reinstall ...
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Deleted everything from MacBook but storage space is still half full

I recently ran out of space on my MacBook Air. I moved all my Mac data to an external hard drive, created a new user administrator and deleted the old one in order to erase everything without loosing ...
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I have a 256GB Macbook Pro but only shows 142gb of storage

I have a 256GB Mac book pro but it only shows that I have 142GB of storage. on a macbook pro 2017 13 inch w/touchbar and my OS X is 10.14 Diskutil List shows the following: /dev/disk0 (internal): #: ...
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Why the storage of Documents showing wrong in mac?

macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 I recently removed some of the large files in my mac and checked the storage. I'm shocked to see this. The Documents folder in which all my files and other folders ...
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Deleted file taking up space

A few months ago I deleted a game that was taking up a lot of space on my Mac (all files from the game were removed). It was a game I downloaded through the Steam application, which I have since moved ...
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MacOS High Sierra Suddenly Bloated by About 40GB [duplicate]

I noticed that sometime in the last couple weeks or so my 2015 MacBook Pro's High Sierra bloated by about 40GB. In that time span, I have not installed any new software nor have done anything except ...
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Unknown storage space limit error

I'm not sure where this error is coming from. I thought it was maybe for an old backup/sync app I used called Spideroak, but my limit there is 6gb. I have used Box, Dropbox (still do with over 12gb of ...
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How to remove a font downloaded through Font Book?

Font Book has a few international fonts that need to be downloaded before use. After downloading one there is no immediate way to remove it again. Can this be worked around?
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Would “System” storage taking up 60 GB on High Sierra slow down my Mac?

I never configured Time Machine backups it so don’t think I have any in-place backups, however System reports it’s using HALF of my storage space and now my macbook's been working as slow as a snail. ...
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Can I safely delete three icloud drive (archive) folders that take almost 80GB of storage?

I know there's already a similar question about this, but the answer "If you don't need their contents, you can delete both of them." is not clear to me because I need the contents, just not three ...
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iCloud just display the photos and do not download them as the iPhone does

I've always been an iPhone user, however, I just recently bought my first MacBook Pro and one of the things that made me upset was iCloud, it downloaded all my photos and videos to the device, I'd ...
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Can’t use storage I paid for

I have no storage left with my free 5GB so i bought the additional 2Tb on my iCloud but I’m still getting the no storage message and I’m being prompted to go to settings but won’t let my iCloud ...
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iCloud is full but iphone storage is empty

Is that possible to backup all the photos from iCloud into iphone storage? How to do that?
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How does an image sync from mac to iPhone work (without taking space)?

I wanted to move a bunch of raw files to my phone and ipad for editing. To do so, I put all the files in a folder on my desktop, opened iTunes and synced my phone to that folder. The photos are there,...
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Can I keep movies on my iPad and not on my hard disk?

I want to keep movies on my iPad but not on my hard disk - I don't need both. I normally keep the originals on an external USB drive, and put them on the iPad via iTunes. That however seems to ...
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WhatsApp backup is taking up storage in my iPhone instead of iCloud

I had 3 GB of storage available on my iPhone and 3 GB available on iCloud. I did a 1.8 GB backup of WhatsApp and ended up having 3 GB of storage on iCloud and only 1.2 GB on my iPhone. Why is the ...
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System takes up 27gb of my iPhone's storage!

I have an 64gb version of iPhone 6s iOS 11.4 installed. System keeps growing as I continue to use my phone (installing other apps, creating new files, ...). After it hit 35gb I tried deactivating and ...
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Macbook storage is blocked even though files uploaded to iCloud?

I'm facing a unique problem - or I'm simply misreading Apple's messages. When I go to Apple > About this Mac > Storage, I can see that 26GB of my Macbook storage is being used for iCloud. Screenshot ...
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Why the system takes up almost all the storage of iPhone

I barely installed apps on my iPhone, but it is obviously the system takes up almost all my storage? iPhone 6: 15.9GB of 16GB used. I do not know why. How to find the lost space on my phone? I ...
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How to work with 2 Applications folders?

I have an internal 250 GB SSD. this drive was filling up and I bought an external 4 TB external hard drive. My Applications folder on my SSD was taking up a lot of space so I decided to create an ...
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How to get rid of ‘Other’ in storage

My iPhone does not have that much space left, so I went into storage and it seems this Other is taking up a lot of space and I’m wondering how I can minimise this. I know there is another question ...
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Anyone figured out the system storage too-high problem?

iPhone SE 16GB, latest iOS. Been having this problem for well over a year now. Never have space. Out of "16GB", 11.5GB are currently taken by "system storage". Been reading about the topic here and in ...
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What is the unit of `Power_On_Hours` in `smartctl`?

Macbook Pro, OS: 10.13.6 (17G65) 9 days ago, my smartctl's output: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f ...
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iPhone storage increasing over time

My iPhone 5s storage increases for some reason. It used to have 4.3 gb yesterday and now it’s 7.48 gb! I didn’t do much. My photos are still there. I’m scared. What do I do and why is it happening? ...
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Two Library folders in Mac [duplicate]

I'm cleaning up my MBP and found two Library folders, one of 3.37 Gb and the other 9.75 Gb. Why are there two of them, and more importantly, how can I reduce their sizes?
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SSD performance of different sizes

MacBook or iMac, is there any speed difference between that 256GB, 512GB and 1TB options? And what about SSD endurance, does it differ in any way?
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macOS High sierra size constantly changing

I think this question has been asked here before but I got to isolate the problem. I've been having problems with my macbook pro from a few days now. Suddenly I had no space left in my hard drive, and ...
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How can I enter safe mode with the built in keyboard broken?

Recently I noticed that my mac’s storage is almost full. It showed that “System” took up more than 200 GB. I thought that was ridiculous and googled for a bit. I found that one solution is to boot my ...
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iPhone: How to ensure iBook files are stored locally

There was a bug in iBooks. When file storage capacity is low, iOS deletes some iBooks files. The bug was that it deleted many files even if storage capacity was ok. And I lost a bunch of PDF stored ...
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How does Spotify or Deezer download and store music for offline use on iOS? [closed]

Which component or method do they use to store it? Is there any easier way to store music offline? How can I store those sounds locally so I can use it for offline use? How can I take a song from ...
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Macbook Air Storage Capacity increases & decreases every time [duplicate]

When I start my macbook up, the storage status would be : and about 2-3 hours after that : I'm very clueless on the cause of this, has there ever been a similar issue? If so, how did the person ...
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Is it possible to move podcasts from iPad device to iCloud storage?

I have an iPad mini 2 with 16gb storage. I am always running out of space (yes, I know how to clear space on my iPad). I want to start listening to podcasts and would like to download a selection ...
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How can I delete old messages on my iPhone to free up space (NOT the whole message thread)

My iPhone is getting real low on space. I know the Messages app is taking up lots of space and I want to clear some of it. I looked and it only allows me to delete EVERYTHING from a message thread. ...
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iPhone “Other” storage still present after Erase All Content and Settings

Was hoping I could restore it to factory settings and recover some space. I just finished an ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ on my iPhone 6s 16GB. I have not signed into anything, installed any ...
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How to transfer whatsapp data without backup

I want to transfer whatsapp data to another iPhone, but I can’t make a backup due to a lack of storage. I have deleted all what is in my iPhone, but it still shows the message “there is no enough ...
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TimeMachine - Backup space vs Working Files space

I backed up 8TB of files to an 8TB TM backup and it didn't like it. I'm wondering how much extra space (than what it's backing up) TimeMachine needs to operate best. Google suggested a minimum of 1....
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iPhone “Documents and Data” on certain apps show random numbers

I would like to ask about this matter since it has been bugging me out. Certain apps on my 16gb 6S show random numbers as the amount of their "Documents and Data". I think this first occurred when I ...
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How to check storage usage of offloaded apps?

In iOS 11, Apple introduced a feature to "offload" apps to reduce storage usage on the device. In the Storage preferences, there is a list of apps, sorted by storage usage. Offloading an app will ...
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How can I reduce the 70 GB of storage that is classified as system space on my MacBook?

Am using Mac Book Pro 2017 model 128 GB.Am using ios development purpose. but some time memory management alert. Here my mac using system space above 70 GB. How can i reduce my system space.
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Why does iPod 3G show exclamation mark / folder icon after CF upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade my iPod 3G to use a 64g CompactFlash card, as outlined in this blog post. I have had partial success. I can format the iPod using Disk Utility. I can get iTunes to see ...